Colosseum

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The Colosseum (コロッセオ Korosseo, italian. Colosseo) or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is a location featured primarily in Battle Tendency and Vento Aureo. It is a large ellipsoid arena or amphitheater built during the Flavian dynasty and one of the most famous examples of its kind.

The Colosseum is notable for being the general location where the Pillar Men slumbered until their awakening in 1938. It is also where Team Bucciarati meets with a mysterious ally who wishes to reveal the Arrow's hidden potential to them.

Summary

The Colosseum is one of Rome's most famous landmarks, as well as a recurring place of interest in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. It is a large oval amphitheater that the Roman Emperor, Vespasian, and his successor Titus, had built in honor of their Flavian dynasty. Thus, it was named the 'Flavian Amphitheater'. It was a marvel of architecture and engineering, as it was able to welcome at least 50,000 spectators. Many spectacles were organized here, from gladiator fights to executions, and naumachia (naval battles after they flooded the arena). It was abandoned and it fell to ruin over time because of earthquakes and the locals robbing the stones. Nowadays, it's mostly a tourist attraction.[1]

Mouth of Truth

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In Battle Tendency, it is revealed that there is a large cavern underneath the Colosseum where the Pillar Men slumbered. The cavern itself is decorated with strange Roman statues and murals but also has a working Minecart system. The cavern entrance can be found behind a large marble mask referred to as the Bocca della Verità (The Mouth of Truth) located at the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church.[2]

Video Games

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The Colosseum is an available battleground in Eyes of Heaven.

  • Stage Gimmick 1: Mr.President's key can be found somewhere within the stage. Any combatant who picks it up can enter the wandering Coco Jumbo, restoring their health and healing any status ailments.
  • Stage Gimmick 2: Chariot Requiem occasionally appears and causes any players near it to fall asleep, leaving them vulnerable to attacks. Requiem's accompanying light source will linger behind a random combatant, frequently switching between combatants. Destroying the light source will temporarily banish Requiem.

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Notes

  • Hirohiko Araki has visited the Colosseum on numerous occasions, feeling a strong emotion every time saying "Be it a happy or a sad day, whether the weather is clear or rainy, whether a war or a crisis happens, whether a young couple or Audrey Hepburn go visit it, the Colosseum has remained for many years. This longevity simply gives me courage."[3]

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